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Ph.D. Programs



Chongqing University enrolls full-time international doctoral students, the duration is 4 years.



1. Non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport.

2. In good physical and mental health, be under 45years old at the time of admission.

3. With a Master’s degree,meeting the language and academic requirements of the applied major.


Application Deadline

May 31st, 2021(for scholarship application deadline, please refer to the specific scholarship application notice)



 List of English-taught Doctoral Programs.xlsx

 List of Chinese-taught Doctoral Programs.xlsx


Application Documents

1. Personal information page of the passport. The passport shall have a minimum validity of one year. For applicants who are already in China, a photocopy of Visa or Residence Permit with entry customs stamps should be provided as well.

2. Master's degree diploma. Applicants shall submit a Master's graduation certificate and degree diploma. Prospective diploma recipients shall submit a certificate of expected graduation issued by the university that will issue the diploma, and bring the official degree diploma for registration if admitted.

3. Academic transcripts of master's degree study.

4. Language proficiency certificate.

Applicants for English-taught programs and whose native language is not English need to provide score report of English language proficiency test (a score above IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL Internet-based 80 or equivalent), or a certificate from a former university proving that the previous degree is taught in English, or a certificate indicating the applicants have studied in an English-speaking country for more than one year;

Applicants for Chinese-taught programs need to provide score report of HSK level 4(180) or above or other Chinese language proficiency proof. Some programs require HSK 5 or above, see the program list for details.

5. A Personal Statement. No less than 1,000 words, stating your basic personal information, hobbies and expertise, motivation, study plan, etc.

6. Two academic recommendation letters from professors or associate professors with their signatures and contact information.

7. Curriculum vitae. The applicants shall submit curriculum vitae introducing your personal information, education background, work experience, research work, publications, honors, and other information, which could facilitate your application.

8. Financial statement or bank statement. The available balance should be no less than RMB45, 000.

9. Physical Examination Form. The form could be downloaded via and shall be filled by the physicianin Chinese or English. The medical examinations must cover all the items listed in the form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid. Attachments of examination results (Blood report, Electrocardiograph and Chest X-ray)shall also be uploaded. Please carefully plan your physical examination schedule as the result is valid for only 6 months.

10. Study or Work certificate. For applicants who are currently studying or working in an institution, a Certificate of Enrollment or Employment issued by the institution is required.

11. Certificate of Non-criminal record (applicants who are currently studying or working in an institution could submit a Certificate of Good Conduct issued by the institution as a replacement).

12. Other supporting materials required by the specific program.



All the above documents should be Chinese or English version. If the original copy is in a different language, a notarized translated copy in Chinese or English must be submitted together; as to the certificate issued by the school, the name and contact information of the certifier shall be affixed as well as the official seal of the school.

Pleases bring all the original copies for school registration.


Application and Recruitment Procedures

1. Online Application

1) Create and activate an account in our online application system at (

2) Fill in the application form and upload required supporting documents (colored scanned copy of the original version).

3) Pay the application fee (400 RMB, non-refundable) and submit the application. Applicants can pay through:

online payment system: Only applicable to applicants who are already in China, paying by WeChat, Alipay or bank card;

bank transfer (remark your name and passport number on the transfer voucher and send the copy to the account information is as follows,

Beneficiary: Chongqing University

A/C No.: 310 002 410 900 894 853 6  

Beneficiary Bank: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Chongqing Branch

Add.: 2nd/F, 45 Lin Jiang Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing, China, 400010


TLX: 62250 ICBIS CN / 62106 ICBQA CN


2. Evaluation and Admission

1) Review applicants' qualifications and documents.

2) Review applicants' language proficiency and academic performance.

3) Interview with the applicants who pass the above review.

4) Send admission documents to the admitted students.


Note: Applicants can check their application status in the online application system or check their registered email for updates and application results.


Fees (RMB)

Application Fee

400 RMB

Tuition Fee

Chinese-taught programs

Liberal Arts

2,5000 RMB/Year

Sci., Eng. Econ., Management, Law

2,8000 RMB/Year

English-taught programs

Business Administration

3,4000 RMB/Year

Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Technology, Material Science and Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering

3,5000 RMB/Year

Electrical Engineering, Information and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (Vehicle Engineering), Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics, Optical Engineering, Instrument Science and Technology, Computer Science and Technology, Software Engineering

3,6000 RMB/Year

Civil Engineering, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, urban planning

3,8000 RMB/Year

On-Campus Accommodation Fee

Single Room

5,000 RMB/Semester

10,000 RMB/Year

Double Room

2,500 RMB/Semester

5,000 RMB/Year

Insurance Fee

800 RMB/Year


Note: the above rates are subject to change.




1. Chinese Government Scholarship

- Silk Road Program

- Chinese University Program

- Bilateral Program

- Sino-US Degree Study Program

2. Chongqing Municipal Government Mayor Scholarship

3. Chongqing University President Scholarship


Note: Applicants can refer to the 2020 Scholarship Application Guide for detailed information. The 2021 Application Guide for Scholarships will be announced later.



Contact Information

International Student Admission Office

Address: Room 324, Main Building, Campus A of Chongqing University, No.174 Shazheng Street, Shapingba District, Chongqing, P.R.China, 400044

Tel: +86-23-65111001

Fax: +86-23-65111067




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